I thought I’d take a break from all this politics and make a recommendation for some weekend viewing.
If you haven’t already seen it I do urge you to go watch the BBC4 documentary about the Icelandic sagas on iPlayer.
This one hour programme packs a lot in. You get a brief history of Iceland and its culture, social commentary, lessons in the importance of story telling, fascinating insights into the cultural legacy of the sagas for us, how the language of the sagas influenced English, beautiful scenery, lots of rugged Icelandic chaps for those that way inclined, and a cracking yarn on top of that.
Plus in Dr Janina Ramirez a really engaging presenter. I hope we see more of her.
It says that the programme is available until 12:34AM Tue, 24 May 2011 so you haven’t got that long to catch it.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.